Clonmel, a very historic, interesting town, lies at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains and is situated in the valley of the broad and beautiful river Suir. To the north east lies Slievenamon.
Powerstown Park Racecourse is located in a very picturesque setting north of the town. It is a sizeable holding of 160 acres approximately. The Racecourse has been a popular venue for horse racing for more than one hundred years. An abundance of mature trees and shrubs greatly enhance the aesthetic quality of the Racecourse environment.
The catchment area of the Racecourse includes Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Limerick. Waterford Airport is only 30 miles away, while both Cork and Shannon are each a mere 60 mile journey.
Clonmel races always attracts large fields and it is not uncommon to have in excess of 120 horses running at any one meeting. Most of its fixtures are winter ones.
In 1988 a Supporters Club was formed whose aim is to promote racing at Clonmel by obtaining additional sponsorship, increasing prize money and improving amenities and further encourage local interest and involvement.